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Is Google the new Apple? GOOG shares top $800

Shares of Internet search giant Google topped $800 today, continuing their steady climb higher in recent weeks. Interest in Google has appeared almost simultaneously with disillusionment in Apple which, until recently, was the world’s largest company by market capitalization. Although Google and Apple briefly traded in tandem, the companies have been on opposite trajectories since the fall.

That said, Google would still have a long way to go to challenge Apple’s size. Once approximately equivalent in market cap, Apple remains the far bigger company:

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